Ever since I got the 500D close-up lens, it's been very windy. This morning was almost a hurricane, or so it seemed. I needed to shoot something stationary. The old fence at the Penney Farm was ideal, the D80 was attached to my trusty Manfrotto Art 055 and I carefully framed these two files.
Depth of field shooting this close is as thin as paper, these were at f/11 and they have lots of bokeh to show.
The optical quality is very good, I still need to hone my technique and shoot some of the budding flowers, they are starting to appear.